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415 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
+1 206-621-0532
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place serves a nice bowl of Pho and also has a better menu than most Pho places with lots of Asian favorites. Easily spend under $10 per person with tax.

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Thank Michael R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I'm a huge fan of South and/or East Asian soups, and have eaten tons of them from London to LA, and this is easily the best pho bo noodle soup I can remember eating. The broth was a medium brown and almost crystal clear. It was well balanced; an initial slight hit of sweet and then savoury delicious fat drawn... More 

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Thank GrizzliUK
Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Pho bac is my favourite vietnamese restaurant in Seattle. They moved from the 7th Ave to 1809 Minor Ave (few minute by foot far). The pho is very good and the service is perfect. The restaurant is bright. Prices are low

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1 Thank Stefano_travels
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a great place for Pho although there are other options. We also tried the noodles, the stir fry and the vegetarian option. The sign now says Pho Ba, but the broth is still delicious.

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1 Thank Mayatravels
Toronto
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Superbly fresh, plentiful. Lots of side sauces and extras. Banh Mi sandwiches also top notch and inexpensive! Service was polite and unobtrusive throughout.

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1 Thank BlvlTraveller
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Here everytime I am back visiting Seattle. Have the #10 (large if I am extra hungry, regular if I am not). The broth is flavorful, the meat is just right. If you have a pho craving just go here

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1 Thank seattle_family_1
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Don't be put off by the exterior or the lack of posh tablecloths or fine dining....this is an authentic family run PHO restaurant. Let the food speak for itself. Good selection to choose from and food is freshly cooked with care and passion. Fantastic value and good size portions $8.50 for mains you can't go wrong... go in sit down... More 

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1 Thank Antony-Andrew
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Some reviews mention the place is run-down, but I would disagree and just acknowledge the fact that they don't put much effort into a false exterior. In fact, when we are looking for a legitimate pho restaurant (or ramen or other international cuisine), we have found that the shops that are less "dressed to impress" often offer the best food.... More 

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1 Thank Zach D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Pho Bac, or "Pho Ba" as their sign says, if the best pho in the city of Seattle. There are actually 2 other "Pho Bac" restaurants, so make sure that you check the address of where you are going. This place has the best broth around, and be aware that they only accept cash.

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Thank Esteban R
Portland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This place has been there ages. A flatiron shaped building rigged out like a ferry (hence bac - vietnamese and French for ferry). The building even has a bow on the piinty end to simulate the boat. Kitchy but great. They only do pho but that's why you go there. Not fancy but based on the mountain of bones in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-621-0532

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?